Professor Mona Siddiqui
professor of Islamic and inter-religious studies, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
Mona Siddiqui is professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, assistant principal for Religion and Society, and Dean International for the Middle East at the University of Edinburgh. Her areas of research are in classical Islamic jurisprudence and ethics and Christian-Muslim relations. Her most recent book is Hospitality in Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name (Yale UP 2015).
She is a regular commentator in the media and well known for her appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2011, was awarded an OBE for her contribution to interfaith services. She holds five honorary doctorates and has held several international visiting professorships. She is currently serving as Chair of a Home office commission looking into sharia councils in the UK. In September 2016, she will give the Gifford lectures at the University of Aberdeen.
Follow Mona on Twitter: @monasiddiqui7
Sunday 23 October, 14.00 Cinema 1
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